Meeting of the minds

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Members of Edwards Ministerial Association gather in Wharton to organize future events locally, one of which is the annual Image Awards Scholarship Luncheon.

Locals are being given the opportunity to enjoy a fun vacation while also supporting a worthwhile cause, according to Edwards Ministerial Association, Inc.

In a press release, EMA, which is a 501c3 no-profit organization with local and statewide membership, said a seven-day Western Caribbean Adventure Cruise would be leaving from the Port of Galveston.

Funds raised from the cruise would be used in support of the annual Image Awards Scholarship Luncheon, EMA officials said. 

In 2019, EMA awarded a dozen $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students attending two- and four-year colleges. Students from Wharton and surrounding communities received five of these scholarships. Since its inception in 2009, EMA has awarded 70 scholarships.

EMA is known for its luncheon that spotlights the careers of outstanding members of the community who are dedicated to making their community a better place to live. Its mission’s highest priority is awarding educational scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate college students to assist them in funding their education. 

EMA officials ask you to mark your calendars from Oct. 18-25, and join this fundraising cause while claiming some rest and relaxation before the holidays. 

For more details about how to book your cruise, contact FTA travel agent Fannie Evans, with Sillee Travel, at 512-632-2688. 

The itinerary includes sailing to several ports, including Cozumel, Mexico, George Town, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, and Jamaica.

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